July this year is the driest since records began in 1884. Lyle Stewart farms west of Regina near Pense.
He is surprised at the relatively good condition of crops despite the record dry spell.
“The wheat crops I have looked at look probably close to normal,” Stewart said. “But canola is the one, from my observation, that is taking quite a beating. We’ve got half a crop of canola, maybe.”
Stewart expects plenty of crop insurance claims for heat-stressed crops this year.
Regina has had the driest November to July period in 130 years.